Austen for Beginners

Pride and Prejudice the text

 -- Before you start reading...

Jane Austen wrote her novels around 200 years ago, so inevitably some of the language is rather old-fashioned to our modern eyes, and in some cases may be incomprehensible, particularly to non-native English speakers! 
In the text, you'll see the occasional word or phrase which I thought deserved some kind of explanation - if you click on the link you'll find some notes on the text. These open in a new window, so you can switch back and forth between the two as you read your way through. If you find any other words or phrases that don't make sense to you, please let me know and I'll add it to the notes.

The text of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (and of her other novels) is freely available as an e-text. This version and its html format are Austen for Beginners 2013.



List of contents

Chapter 1                           Chapter 21                                         Chapter 41

 Chapter 2                           Chapter 22                                         Chapter 42

 Chapter 3                           Chapter 23                                        Chapter 43

Chapter 4                           Chapter 24                                        Chapter 44

Chapter 5                           Chapter 25                                        Chapter 45

Chapter 6                           Chapter 26                                        Chapter 46

Chapter 7                           Chapter 27                                        Chapter 47

Chapter 8                           Chapter 28                                        Chapter 48

Chapter 9                           Chapter 29                                        Chapter 49

Chapter 10                         Chapter 30                                        Chapter 50

Chapter 11                         Chapter 31                                        Chapter 51

Chapter 12                         Chapter 32                                        Chapter 52

Chapter 13                         Chapter 33                                        Chapter 53

Chapter 14                         Chapter 34                                        Chapter 54

Chapter 15                         Chapter 35                                        Chapter 55

Chapter 16                         Chapter 36                                        Chapter 56

Chapter 17                         Chapter 37                                        Chapter 57

Chapter 18                         Chapter 38                                        Chapter 58

Chapter 19                         Chapter 39                                        Chapter 59

Chapter 20                         Chapter 40                                        Chapter 60

                                                                                                 Chapter 61


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